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a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders Grandparentslink
Before you know it, Father’s Day is here — so we suggest you start thinking about what to get. It’s hard to narrow down exactly what it is about dads, grandfathers, sons, son-in-laws or ‘grand’ men that make them so special. They’ve stood by your side since the beginning; they’ve held your hand or had your back through your periods of growth and uncertainty, they’ve leant you the car keys for that special date. Their nods of approval still mean the world. Despite all of this, it can be tough shopping for ‘him’, especially for such a special occasion as Father’s Day.
If some guidance is needed (no shame in that), be sure to check out our Father’s Day Gift Suggestions! We want to help you find something special to show that distinctive gentleman you are thinking of him.
For the Classic Guy
Leather Bi-Fold Wallet
Why? Because a nice wallet never goes out of style… If you’re dad still has the same wallet he was using when you were a kid, chances are he’s ready for an upgrade. Doesn’t mean he needs something fancy, but get him something that will tough it out and get better with time — just like him (cheesy, we know). This genuine leather option from Frank & Oak is a nice pick. $55 www.frankandoak.com
CORKCICLE CHILLSNER BEER CHILLER, 2-PACK
Everyone knows there’s nothing worse than having your bottle of beer go warm on a hot day, but the solution shouldn’t just be to gulp the beer faster than you’d like. Make way for the Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller. Chill each of the two devices in the freezer, and then slip them into two bottles of beer and the problem is solved. Whether your dad enjoys his beer while tailgating or just while relaxing after cutting the lawn, this product will ensure his brew stays icy cold until the last drop. https://amzn.to/1CW0ASs
For the Tech Guy
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Perfect for all dads because it’s all about technology! And, it doesn’t get simpler than the Chromecast. Plug it into your computer, sync it to your Wi-Fi connection, and boom – Netflix, HBO Go, MLB.TV, Hulu, and more up on the big screen. Say goodbye to Dad cursing at his laptop/TV. https://amzn.to/1E76zpH
Swingbyte 2 Golf Training Device
Dad’s buddies taking video of his golf swing for him isn’t exactly expert analysis. Get him something that will actually help his golf game. Swingbyte attaches to any club, syncs to any iPhone or Android device, and tracks everything about your swing, tracking your improvements as you go. https://amzn.to/1FiAJb1
For the Dapper Guy
Frank and Oak Button-up
Made from 100% cotton, the Warburton Oxford button-up from Frank & Oak is light and breathable for summer. On top of its convenient chest pocket and rounded cuffs, its stripes and modest vintage buttons give the shirt a put together look — one that dad will happily pull-off. www.frankandoak.com $55
Bespoke Post Gift Box Subscription
A subscription service geared towards enhancing the day-to-day lifestyle basics of every man, Bespoke Post is the perfect gift for the dapper dad. The New York-based company will hook him up with a freshly curated box of goods every month, with themes ranging from home-distillery and grill-mastering, to the best swagger-inducing socks.
Membership is $45 per month, shipping included, or $55 per box. www.bespokepost.com
For the Handy Guy
Father’s Day, which is on June 15, is maybe just as much a celebration of the return of BBQ season as it is of a great dad. This handy tool will help him keep his grill in good condition so that you can both enjoy the delights of eating off the coals (not literally, of course). https://amzn.to/1FiB4uk
Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Maker Kit
It might seem daunting to make beer at home, but Brooklyn Beer Shop stresses that if your dad can make a pot of oatmeal, making beer will be a breeze. The Chester Brown Ale Beer Making Kit includes the mix of grain, hops and yeast, a glass fermenter and the necessary sealing and sanitary supplies. All that’s left is for your dad to step up to the stove-top and follow the instructions. Soon enough, he’ll have a bunch of 12-ounce bottles to enjoy — maybe he’ll share one with you. https://amzn.to/1ItCnI0